OBBase Class Reference

Base Class. More...

#include <openbabel/base.h>

Inheritance diagram for OBBase:

List of all members.

Public Member Functions

virtual ~OBBase ()
virtual bool Clear ()
virtual OBBaseDoTransformations (const std::map< std::string, std::string > *, OBConversion *)
template<class T >
T * CastAndClear (bool clear=true)
virtual const char * GetTitle (bool replaceNewlines=true) const
virtual void SetTitle (const char *)
Generic data handling methods (via OBGenericData)

bool HasData (const std::string &)
bool HasData (const char *)
bool HasData (const unsigned int type)
void DeleteData (unsigned int type)
void DeleteData (OBGenericData *)
void DeleteData (std::vector< OBGenericData * > &)
bool DeleteData (const std::string &s)
void SetData (OBGenericData *d)
void CloneData (OBGenericData *d)
size_t DataSize () const
OBGenericDataGetData (const unsigned int type)
OBGenericDataGetData (const std::string &)
OBGenericDataGetData (const char *)
std::vector< OBGenericData * > GetAllData (const unsigned int type)
std::vector< OBGenericData * > & GetData ()
std::vector< OBGenericData * > GetData (DataOrigin source)
OBDataIterator BeginData ()
OBDataIterator EndData ()

Static Public Member Functions

static const char * ClassDescription ()

Protected Attributes

std::vector< OBGenericData * > _vdata

Detailed Description

Base Class.

The various classes (Atom, Bond, Molecule) inherit from base classes-- OBBase is largely a placeholder class. It also allows adding, deleting, and retrieving OBGenericData objects, which are ways to store arbitrary data for any atom, bond, molecule, or residue.

For example, a graphics program may want to allow users to add labels to individual atoms:

  string atomLabel; // e.g., from the user adding annotation to an atom
  if (!atom.HasData("UserLabel")) // stored textual data as an OBPairData
     OBPairData *label = new OBPairData;
     label->SetOrigin(userInput); // set by user, not by Open Babel


This class is also important in the OBConversion class. Any derived class of OBBase can be supported in reading or writing data. While most OBFormat "translators" are designed around reading molecular data, the OBConversion framework can support any base object. For example OBReaction supports reading and writing reaction files, OBGrid supports reading and writing 2D or 3D "grids" of numeric data.

Therefore if you want to expand the range of input or output via the OBConversion and OBFormat classes, you will also need to make sure you define an appropriate derived class from OBBase.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

virtual ~OBBase (  )  [inline, virtual]

Member Function Documentation

bool Clear ( void   )  [virtual]

Clear any and all data associated with this object.

This method can be called by OBConversion::Read() before reading data. Derived classes should be sure to call OBBase::Clear() to remove inherited generic data.

Whether the call was successful.
version 2.1.

Reimplemented in OBAtom, OBMol, OBReaction, and OBResidue.

Referenced by OBResidue::Clear(), OBMol::Clear(), and OBAtom::Clear().

virtual OBBase* DoTransformations ( const std::map< std::string, std::string > *  ,
) [inline, virtual]

Perform a set of transformations specified by the user

Typically these are program options to filter or modify an object For example, see OBMol::DoTransformations() and OBMol::ClassDescription() Base type does nothing

Reimplemented in OBMol.

static const char* ClassDescription (  )  [inline, static]
A list of descriptions of command-line options for DoTransformations()

Reimplemented in OBMol, and OBReaction.

T* CastAndClear ( bool  clear = true  )  [inline]

By default clears the object. Called from ReadMolecule of most format classes.

virtual const char* GetTitle ( bool  replaceNewlines = true  )  const [inline, virtual]

Base type does nothing Made virtual around r3535 to simplify code which passes around OBBase*.

Reimplemented in OBMol.

Referenced by OBMoleculeFormat::DoOutputOptions().

virtual void SetTitle ( const char *   )  [inline, virtual]

Reimplemented in OBMol.

Referenced by OBMoleculeFormat::DoOutputOptions().

bool HasData ( const char *  s  ) 
whether the generic attribute/value pair exists
bool HasData ( const unsigned int  type  ) 
whether the generic attribute/value pair exists, for a given OBGenericDataType
void DeleteData ( OBGenericData gd  ) 

Delete the given generic data from this object.

void DeleteData ( std::vector< OBGenericData * > &  vg  ) 

Delete all of the given generic data from this object.

bool DeleteData ( const std::string &  s  ) 

Deletes the generic data with the specified attribute, returning false if not found.

void CloneData ( OBGenericData d  ) 

Adds a copy of a data object; does nothing if d == NULL

version 2.2

Referenced by OBMol::AddBond().

size_t DataSize (  )  const [inline]
the number of OBGenericData items attached to this molecule.
OBGenericData * GetData ( const std::string &  s  ) 
any data matching the given attribute name or NULL if nothing matches
the value given an attribute name
OBGenericData * GetData ( const char *  s  ) 
any data matching the given attribute name or NULL if nothing matches
the value given an attribute name
std::vector< OBGenericData * > GetAllData ( const unsigned int  type  ) 
the all matching data for a given type from OBGenericDataType or an empty vector if nothing matches
version 2.2

Referenced by OpenBabel::CanonicalLabels(), OBBuilder::CorrectStereoAtoms(), and OBBuilder::CorrectStereoBonds().

std::vector< OBGenericData * > GetData ( DataOrigin  source  ) 
all data with a specific origin, suitable for iterating
OBDataIterator BeginData (  )  [inline]
An iterator pointing to the beginning of the data

Referenced by OBMol::AddAtom(), OBMol::AddBond(), OBAtom::Duplicate(), OBMoleculeFormat::MakeCombinedMolecule(), OBMol::NewAtom(), and OBMol::operator=().

OBDataIterator EndData (  )  [inline]

Member Data Documentation

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